Keck School of Medicine of USC

Patients with early kidney cancer see significant benefits with robotic partial nephrectomy

For patients with early kidney cancer, removing part of the kidney instead of the whole kidney is often a preferred treatment because the procedure can effectively remove tumors while preserving kidney function. But when it comes to the best surgical... Read More Now »
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Where Patients Get Prescription Opioids: It’s Not Where You Might Think

Legislatures and hospitals around the country have tightened emergency room prescribing guidelines for opioids to curb the addiction epidemic, but a new USC study shows

  • A man with Alzheimer's uses a tablet.

Alzheimer’s Tool Lets People 50 or Older Monitor Their Risk Factors

An online tool that helps older people monitor their brain health has been developed at the Keck School of Medicine of USC with other medical

  • A pregnant woman stands in a field with her hand on her belly as the sun sets.

Can Your Vitamin D Levels Make Your Baby Obese?

New research sheds light on the effects of the ‘sunshine vitamin’ on unborn babies.
Vitamin D deficiency in pregnant women could preprogram babies to grow into

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A Vaccine To Stop Alzheimer’s?

Researchers at the Keck School of Medicine of USC are tackling the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States — Alzheimer’s disease — with